Benjamin Barov Paradigm

Last changed 2/16 10:12A CDT

Last updated Berkeley 2019

Add me to the email chain: benbarov@gmail.com

I was a policy debater at Niles North High School for 4 years, currently I'm a student at USC (not debating). I would say 70% of my 2NRs in high school were politics and case, so that's my background.

Ways to increase your speaker points:

specific neg strategies, especially if you have specific links to the aff on the K

pronouncing Reuters correctly

sending out the email chain before the start time, the earlier the better

starting the round before the start time

Ways to decrease your speaker points:

the words "pre-fiat" and "post-fiat"

"time starts...NOW!"

"cold conceded"

"ok judge..."

"where in your evidence does it say..."

pronouncing reuters incorrectly

Biggest one: asking to send out a new doc without the cards the other team didn't read

(marked docs are OK)

asking to send out a doc with the overview/analytics

(interps and CP text is kosher)

"which evidence did you not read"

Preferences:

First and foremost you need to tell me on what grounds I should evaluate each piece of ev. I'll read all the evidence at the end of the round and if no one tells me what I should do with it then its much harder and so much less fun for me.

My default is that the only two reasons to reject the team are T and conditionality. It would be difficult to convince me otherwise.

The most important part of T are the case lists each side presents because that gives me a good vision of the topic each of you bring. Impacting your argument is especially important on T.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 VLD R2 ImmHea FP Penins AR Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 VLD R2 Beckma KM Modern DL Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 VLD R1 Penins NW Millbu AW Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/1/2019 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake LP Nov42 TV Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD Double Harker AM Greenhill AZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD Double Harvard-Westlake JN Immaculate Heart MC Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD Triple Greenhill BZ Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Brentwood EB Harvard-Westlake JIM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake VC Brentwood LE Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake SP Dougherty Valley KK Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Marlborough ST Davis Senior ET Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Harker KS Harvard-Westlake AG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Harvard-Westlake JN Santa Monica RE Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake NR Arcadia ML Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake WB Harker AC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake CC Kinkaid SM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Dougherty Valley SP Davis SC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Newark Science OS Harvard-Westlake MP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Cypress Bay GB Arcadia JC Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Octafi Lovejoy CM Harvard-Westlake AM Neg Neg on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Octafi Santa Monica RE West Linn DT Aff Aff on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Double Harker SS Morrison KC Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Triple Presentation MS Santa Monica RE Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Triple Archbishop Mitty LK Harvard-Westlake AM Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R6 Prosper KS BASIS San Antonio Shavano PK Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake BW Independent NG Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R5 Harker AT Presentation MS Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JN Quarry Lane ZD Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R4 Harvard-Westlake AG Harker RT Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R4 Harker ES Los Altos CS Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R3 Archbishop Mitty IV Harker KMu Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R3 Dougherty Valley AS Brentwood SR Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R2 Cupertino HK Prosper IP Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R2 Lovejoy CM Harker NL Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R1 Ashland LA Bellarmine RY Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R1 Harker AC Brentwood EB Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD Quarte Harker AM Immaculate Heart LM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD Octos Dougherty Valley KD Harker AM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD Dubs Harker SS Dougherty Valley KK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD Dubs Harker AM Brentwood LE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R6 Peninsula JN Harker QC Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R5 Harker AM Dougherty Valley DS Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R4 Marlborough LD Harker KMy Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R4 Dougherty Valley AR Harker AV Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R3 Harker RS Marlborough IW Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R3 Harker KM Dougherty Valley PT Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R2 Marlborough ST Peninsula RM Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R2 Dougherty Valley KK Harker AS Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R1 Marlborough SD Brentwood RY Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 VLD R1 Immaculate Heart MC Marlborough JS Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD Quar Canyon Crest Independent JS Harvard-Westlake SM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD Octo Dougherty Valley KD Harvard-Westlake MP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD Doub Harvard-Westlake LP Dougherty Valley AY Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R6 Brentwood EB Dougherty Valley AY Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R6 Dougherty Valley DS Harvard-Westlake VC Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R5 Harvard-Westlake BW Brentwood LE Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R4 Brentwood HG Harvard-Westlake JZ Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R4 Dougherty Valley AG Harvard-Westlake MG Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R3 Dougherty Valley VB Marlborough AJ Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R2 Harvard-Westlake MP Harker TV Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R2 Granada Hills Charter AS Harvard-Westlake AG Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R1 Archer School for Girls JT Harvard-Westlake JC Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R1 Harvard-Westlake SM Canyon Crest Independent JS Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R7 La Reina AC Arcadia JC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R6 UT IB Harvard-Westlake MG Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake BW Harker SS Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R4 Harvard-Westlake AD Harker SG Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R4 Westlake EE Harvard-Westlake JN Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R3 Immaculate Heart FP Brentwood SH Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R2 Stanford OHS AT Harker AS Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R2 Harker KS Brentwood CL Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake MP Harker QC Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/1/2018 VLD R1 Harker RM Harvard-Westlake OF Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD Semi Brentwood DW Harvard-Westlake MP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD Quar San Marino VL Harvard-Westlake MP Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD Octas Harvard-Westlake JI Brentwood DW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD Doub Harvard-Westlake AG Brentwood LE Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD Doub Marlborough EY Brentwood DW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R6 Harvard-Westlake AG Dougherty Valley JL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JM St Francis KN Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R5 Orange Lutheran AZ Loyola BM Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R4 Loyola NT Brentwood HG Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R4 Archbishop Mitty JP Harvard-Westlake MP Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R3 Walnut HS Speech And EC Marlborough CL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R3 Brentwood PS Harvard-Westlake BW Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R2 Arcadia JC Loyola AO Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R2 Magnet AN Dougherty Valley AP Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R1 Harvard-Westlake JI Flintridge Prep AL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 TOCLD R1 Notre Dame AB Brentwood DW Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Octas Dougherty Valley PT Newark Science OS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Double Dougherty Valley PT Newark Science BA Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Newark Science BA Marlborough SD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Dougherty Valley KD Sprague LW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Harker SS Harvard-Westlake AL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 San Marino IC Harvard-Westlake VC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake SP Harker KS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake GZ Immaculate Heart DD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Dougherty Valley SM San Marino BK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Harker KM Harvard-Westlake LK Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake IP Arcadia JC Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake EL Dougherty Valley MN Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 St Francis DJ Harvard-Westlake MG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 La Reina OA Harvard-Westlake AGa Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Harker AV Cherry Creek MH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 La Reina AC Marlborough AJ Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Double Davis Senior ET Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Neg on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Mission San Jose KG Dougherty Valley PT Aff Aff on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Dougherty Valley KK San Marino VL Neg Aff on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Octo Loyola AO Harvard-Westlake MG Neg Neg on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Octo Marlborough JS Harvard-Westlake JG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX Octo Northwood GL Chaminade CP AH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX R6 McQueen RC Northwood GL Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake JI Immaculate Heart LM Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R4 Marlborough JS Harvard-Westlake WB Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R4 Westlake EE Harvard-Westlake AG Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake MP San Marino ED Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R2 Immaculate Heart DD San Marino BK Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R2 Harker AN Heritage Oak AZ Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX R1 South East EM Alliance Stern Math and Science LS Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Semi Brentwood JD San Marino ED Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Quart Canyon Crest KL Brentwood JD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Octo San Marino ED La Reina AC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Harvard-Westlake JG San Marino VL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Harvard-Westlake WB Loyola AO Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R6 Loyola AO Harvard-Westlake JI Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 La Reina OA Harvard-Westlake KK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 La Salle AT AofHL EE Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Flintridge Sacred Heart CB San Marino BK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 San Marino KW Harvard-Westlake JG Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Perry Independent CM Loyola LA Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Loyola JC Sanger HG Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Stockdale RS Loyola MC Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 Harvard-Westlake WB La Reina AC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 Harvard-Westlake LP La Reina AM Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R5 Crescenta Valley DY Waverly DK Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Beckman RC Harvard-Westlake JI Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake GZ Flintridge Sacred Heart CB Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R2 San Marino JJ Harvard-Westlake LP Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 BO Qtr BTWJ Reisman & Whalen BTWJ Kupperman & Lin Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 Octas AABGLW Bhansali & Lim AABGLW Magee & Rivera Neg Aff on a 2-1
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R6 DKB Kerrigan & Kornfeld DKB Hardin & Markman Neg
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R4 AABGLW Adam & Reynoso BTWJ Cornes & Sonnier Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R3 AABGLW Alford & Pavur NTR Perez & Zhang Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R2 AABGLW Unni & Wegener DKB Harris & Weas Aff
Northwestern Debate Institute 8/1/2017 R1 Scholars Torres & Vasquez-Torres BTWJ Karas & McKinney Aff